Coming to the Popular Culture textbook

I’m happy to announce that I  just gave reprint permission for my H.P. Lovecraft essay to appear in a college textbook tentatively entitled. Popular Culture,   due in December, 2019.

This will be the same essay that appeared first at Twin Cities Geek last year engaging with the challenges for Lao Americans and other artists and creators of color writing in response to the work of H.P. Lovecraft, an early 20th century science fiction, fantasy and horror writer who’s come into particular prominence over the last 45 years thanks to any number of games, books, short films, poems, short stories, novels and visual art among other formats from readers of his work.

For me it has been an enduring challenge of my work as both a scholar and lifetime member of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and because so much of my award-winning book DEMONSTRA would be next to impossible to read without a passing understanding of the man’s ideas and his influence on how I tried to explore the strange, the secret and the weird in modern Arts and Letters that would otherwise erase or dismiss us.

I look forward to seeing the final results. My understanding is that this is a very small press but one that has significant success getting their textbooks introduced into Canadian classrooms. More news to follow!

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